Give a dog a……..Makeover??

Animal Welfare League of Qld, Photographers

Meet Milo and Mango.. Two 4 year old Cocker Spaniels x Mini Poodles.

Mango and his brother Milo have been together for their entire lives. Due to the ill health of their owner who loved them dearly they had to be surrendered to the Animal Welfare League of Qld.

When they arrived at the shelter their hair was badly matted, they smelled and had dreadlocks. Their personalities however remained in tact.

A little out of sorts and not knowing why they now called the shelter home, AWLQ staff thought they would be the perfect candidates for a day at the groomers in a bid to help them not only find a home sooner, but also feel happier and knot free..

Enter… Bella’s Pampered Paws

Bella’s Pampered Paws on the Gold Coast is a dog grooming business where your dog can be groomed in the comfort of a home environment. Bella’s Pampered Paws is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction when it comes to your dog grooming or Poodle grooming needs. Owner Leah was kind enough to give these two pooches the royal treatment.

Check out Bella’s Pampered Paws price list here

Check out Milo getting de-matted

Only a ‘little bit’ of the hair taken off Milo and Mango

After their day at the groomers Milo and Mango were lucky enough to have their photos taken by the lovely Diana from K9 Photography and they looked a million dollars!! (and knew it too).

Check out the behind the scenes action on YouTube here:

   

Don’t they look incredible! Mango (as seen above) is such a snuggly little mate. He is always up for a cuddle and will nestle right in to you. He knows how to sit and is very well behaved. Milo has a little more energy. Definitely the more dominant of the two but still just as personable.

Check out the professional shots by K9 Photography

HAPPY ENDING: Less than 24 hours after their makeover Milo and Mango were adopted and will be the new best friends of two very happy little boys.

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My Human Family

Animal Welfare League of Qld, Photographers

Through my job at the Animal Welfare League of Qld I am privy to pretty much every cat and dog related campaign nation-wide. Some are kooky, some are creative and some are all of the above.

 Once in a while though you see a campaign or an event that really speaks to you, My Human Family did just that.

 My Human Family is a community initiative based in Sydney NSW that really pulls at the heart strings. With the aim of creating awareness around abandoned, surrendered and neglected dogs, the My Human Family community photographic project invited people to submit family photos and share their personal stories about the dogs in their home and in their lives.

Stories of these shelter animals have been uploaded, (Hans Sausage and Odie Sanchez included) to the website and so a community of dog loving, animal welfare advocates was born.

Some of these animal stories are sad, some are happy and some are downright hilarious. But all have one thing in common and that is that these animals a have been given a second chance by people who are dedicated to ending pet overpopulation and choosing to adopt.

 In 2013 the Animal Welfare League of Qld hopes to bring this project to Queensland and bring more awareness to how important it is to adopt over buying from a pet store and I urge you all to get involved.

 But for now a make sure you visit the Pine Street’s community gallery in Sydney from the 7th of July 2012 and see the images from the project. If you can’t get there check out these other locations who whope to host the project later in the year.

 Proposed touring venues

 ·     Customs House – Circular Quay Sydney

 ·     Margot Hardy Gallery – Milperra

 ·     Riverside Theatre – Parramatta

 To see the complete project online click below

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/ImageGalleries/MyHumanFamily.asp

Some of the photos (inlcuding Odie and Hans) in the exhibit